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What makes an engineer and/or ham radio amateur??
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Posted on 11/27/2012 12:41:05 PM PST by smokingfrog

What makes an engineer and/or ham radio amateur??


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor
KEYWORDS: dilbert; radio
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1 posted on 11/27/2012 12:41:11 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Patience, persistence, and the ability to take 220 VAC and get up to do it again.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 12:43:00 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: smokingfrog
Q: Do you know how to tell the difference between an engineer and an extroverted engineer?

A: The extroverted one stares down at YOUR shoes

3 posted on 11/27/2012 12:48:17 PM PST by llevrok (I haven't left America. It left me.)
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To: rarestia
A lot of studying and then the willingness to apply what one has learned. See my Engineering page:

Engineering

Ham radio is fun and good communications. See my Ham Radio page.

Ham Radio

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

4 posted on 11/27/2012 12:48:43 PM PST by Varmint Al
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To: rarestia
220? 600V on the anode of a 6146A at RF frequencies.

That'll set your teef on edge, if you have 'em.

DISCLAIMER: Relying on the bounce off the wall/ceiling to restart your heart is contraindicated. High voltage is dangerous. Batteries not included. Your mileage may vary.

/johnny

5 posted on 11/27/2012 12:49:53 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: smokingfrog
I did bookmark that one, and sent it to some of my family that look at my kitchen/office/hamshack and sigh. ;)

73s.

/johnny

6 posted on 11/27/2012 12:51:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you suffer from utter social ineptitude ? ;-)


7 posted on 11/27/2012 12:59:42 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
Just look at my posts here on FR. ;)

/johnny

8 posted on 11/27/2012 1:02:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh I have. You can be a bit gruff at times. I enjoy that though.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 1:07:15 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
You might appreciate this.

/johnny

10 posted on 11/27/2012 1:16:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
'6146A at RF frequencies' Stop!!! You're killing me.
11 posted on 11/27/2012 1:18:09 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Varmint Al

Using DU would solve that pesky spread problem shown on your page.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 1:20:46 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: smokingfrog; All

Yes, I have THE KNACK.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 1:33:40 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
What is DU? I am not good at reading minds. Also what "spread problem"?

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

14 posted on 11/27/2012 1:38:54 PM PST by Varmint Al
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To: backwoods-engineer
I was just getting ready to ping you to this.

/johnny

15 posted on 11/27/2012 1:44:08 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Varmint Al

Depleted Uranium.

I’d heard the joke about the Wife and Mistress years ago but only remembered the punch line. One of my favorite jokes.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 1:48:36 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: JRandomFreeper

6146’s! These ops who run solid state amps don’t know the
fun they are missing. Peak, dip, peak, dip. Or better
still, having the dipole antenna you made come out 1:1 SWR
at the frequency you cut it for, first time.

Mike N8KAH


17 posted on 11/27/2012 3:49:05 PM PST by doublecansiter (without cartridge, load in nine times, LOAD!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Oh yeah. Done the B+ boogie more than once.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 3:53:22 PM PST by RFEngineer
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To: smokingfrog

you put your left hand in your rear pocket and you dont shake all about,,,,


19 posted on 11/27/2012 5:15:13 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: JRandomFreeper

I got bit by the undischarged plate voltage filter cap for my 813 final once.

When the supply was on, that was 2500VDC.

I don’t remember much, but the imprint I left in the hollow core door behind me showed that I hit it pretty hard.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 9:40:44 PM PST by NVDave
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To: NVDave
I don’t remember much, but the imprint I left in the hollow core door behind me showed that I hit it pretty hard.

LOL! yep. That's about it.

I was 12 when it happened. Dad heard and came into the room and asked the standard "What the...?" He saw the final cover removed, the analog meter nearby, smelled the ozone and burned flesh...

And then he said "Don't do that." and walked out.

I did get it fixed before 40 meters opened up and made a bunch of QSOs that night.

/johnny

21 posted on 11/27/2012 9:49:44 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Kick like an e-mule.


22 posted on 11/28/2012 1:02:31 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: JRandomFreeper; rarestia

Like any one is taking 220 on electronics feed...

220, 3 phase max industrial.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 1:16:08 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
20? 600V on the anode of a 6146A at RF frequencies.

That'll set your teef on edge, if you have 'em.

Lessee. 435VDC at 150. Tailor made. But we only need 145 ...

24 posted on 11/28/2012 1:21:07 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Gene Eric

There was a genius kid at my college (engineering) that while really SMART was a rebel too. (Some drugs, mischief, etc.)

Kids say he rigged up his stereo in his dorm room by tapping into 220v that serviced the nearby kitchen area. But I didn’t think that possible - but are you saying it is? (Obviously I’m not an E.E.!)

For a graduation prank he broke into the main building with the school bell and P.A. system one night and reprogrammed the computer so it would chime the Mickey Mouse song on the hour and half-hour!


25 posted on 11/28/2012 1:41:03 AM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: cynwoody
Aw, heck, a 6146 is nothing. Now THIS is a REAL tube!

Western Electric 320A.

Filament 35 volts at 435 amps
Plate 18kv at 8 amps
Plate dissipation 150kw

26 posted on 11/28/2012 2:30:37 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: Fresh Wind
That tube was built for use in "border blaster" transmitters. The border blasters were monster 500kw AM stations located along Mexico's northern border but directed into the US and broadcasting in English. They took advantage of Mexico's lax restrictions on transmitter power, much to the annoyance of US stations, which are limited to 50kw max.
27 posted on 11/28/2012 11:20:26 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody
Cool book:

Border Radio: Pitchmen, Psychics, and Other Amazing Broadcasters of the American Airwaves

28 posted on 11/28/2012 12:04:07 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Cut the cable today!)
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To: 21twelve

>> 220v that serviced the nearby kitchen area.

A number of places I visited in Europe are on 220. Would expect that to be the norm throughout.

It is/was not uncommon for electronics to have a 110/220 switch in order to support both levels.


29 posted on 11/28/2012 4:06:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Gene Eric

Thanks for the info. Looking at the tubes on this thread always makes me think if I missed out. Was cleaning out an old friends basement and he had a bunch of REALLY old HAM radio gear (60’s). His son took the radio set as a keepsake, but I helped him move 2 or 3 large boxes of old tubes, etc. to the dump. Some of the old tubes were pretty large (to me) - say 4” diameter x 8-inches tall. I should have kept some just as a keepsake.


30 posted on 11/28/2012 4:15:42 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: 21twelve

Still have a tube-based shortwave radio hanging around somewhere.


31 posted on 11/28/2012 8:33:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: 21twelve
I helped him move 2 or 3 large boxes of old tubes, etc. to the dump. Some of the old tubes were pretty large (to me) - say 4” diameter x 8-inches tall.

You needed one of these: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6quDzRr9y8

32 posted on 11/29/2012 12:38:32 AM PST by cynwoody
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